Mama Went to Jail for the Vote

By Kathleen Karr

Reading Level: Pre-School, Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children 2005

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A humorous and poignant fictional story, this book is also an eye-opening view of the women's suffrage movement.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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